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Henry Lindo Ferguson

Henry Lindo Ferguson Ophthalmologist, university professor, medical school dean

Ophthalmologist, university professor, medical school dean
Henry Lindo Ferguson
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Intro Ophthalmologist, university professor, medical school dean
Was Physician
From New Zealand
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 7 April 1858, London
Death 22 January 1948 (aged 89 years)
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Sir Henry Lindo Ferguson CMG CStJ (7 April 1858 – 22 January 1948), known as Lindo Ferguson, was a New Zealand ophthalmologist, university professor and medical school dean. He was born in London, England, on 7 April 1858. Ferguson's parents were Louisa Ann Du Bois and William Ferguson. The family moved from Burton upon Trent, England, to Dublin, Ireland, in 1866.
Ferguson started college in 1873 at the Royal College of Science for Ireland. After earning a scholarship in industrial chemistry, he decided to instead study medicine at the Trinity College, Dublin. He earned his medical degree in 1880 and continued his studies, specialising in ophthalmology. The Ferguson family moved to New Zealand in 1883, choosing Dunedin because of its medical school. Ferguson was the first ophthalmologist in Australasia.
Ferguson was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1918 King's Birthday Honours. In the 1924 New Year Honours he was appointed a Knight Bachelor. In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of St John in 1937.

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